driver retention

Government, Business, Safety

Are Drivers Quitting After Positive Marijuana Tests?

Getty Image of failed drug test In the past two years, nearly 71,000 drivers have tested positive for marijuana, accounting for more than 56% of all drug test failures over that span. (Getty Images)

The legalization of marijuana in several states and the post-pandemic economy have left the trucking industry with a bit of a perplexing, yet-to-be-solved mystery.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Business, Fuel

A Practical Guide to Operating a Greener Class 8 Fleet


Going green isn’t just about electrification. It starts with smaller, more practical steps you can take today. Our practical guide includes both short-term strategies and long-term strategies to operating a greener fleet. 

May 1, 2022

Discover the New Way of Improving Driver Recruitment and Retention

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Program Aired: April 14, 2022. The trucking industry is in trouble. With the driver shortage at over 90,000, the turnover rate averaging 90%, and many other pressing issues, something needs to give. It’s time we look under the hood into the current state of our drivers and discover new cost-effective and life-transforming ways of recruiting and retaining drivers.

April 14, 2022
Business, Technology

Digital Presence Plays Vital Role in Recruiting, Survey Shows

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Digital technologies are playing an increasingly pivotal role in terms of finding and keeping drivers, according to a report Feb. 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2022

Survey Finds 65% of Truck Drivers Not Looking for New Job

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The majority of truck drivers are not looking for a new job amid a market in which demand is outweighing supply, according to results of a survey released Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2021

The Value of a Good Driver

Just last month, a number of carriers announced driver pay increases mirroring a wider trend in the industry that emerged last year. Is this an effective strategy for combatting the worsening driver shortage? President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, Leah Shaver, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about driver recruitment and retention in today's market and what tools fleet executives can use to succeed.

March 1, 2021
Business, Equipment

For Recruiting and Retention, Trucking Companies Should Focus on Equipment, Pay

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Trucking companies must focus on maintaining good equipment and keeping lines of communication open with drivers to ensure effective recruitment and retention, a new report found.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021

Navigating the Driver Shortage

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The latest economic report from ATA estimates the driver shortage to be over 60,000. What role has the pandemic played? Older drivers chose to retire while potential drivers found licensing difficult with the closure of state motor vehicles offices. The launch of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse database also impacted the number of drivers on the road.

January 19, 2021
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Value Feedback to Aid Driver Retention

In a year where so much has changed, 2020 has shown some small glimmers of hope regarding driver turnover.

Max Farrell | CEO, WorkHound
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Driver Financial Security Key to Recruitment, Retention

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Truck driver recruitment and retention have been difficult this year, but providing financial security can be a huge incentive.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2020